Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tumble

2 senses of tumble

Sense 1
tumble -- (an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end)
       => acrobatic stunt, acrobatic feat -- (a stunt performed by an acrobat)

Sense 2
spill, tumble, fall -- (a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice")
       => slip, trip -- (an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tumble

11 senses of tumble

Sense 1
tumble, topple -- (fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 2
topple, tumble, tip -- (cause to topple or tumble by pushing)
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 3
tumble -- (roll over and over, back and forth)
       => roll over -- (make a rolling motion or turn; "The dog rolled over")

Sense 4
whirl, tumble, whirl around -- (fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse -- (fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 6
tumble -- (throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern")
       => scramble, jumble, throw together -- (bring into random order)

Sense 7
catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it -- (understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on")
       => grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")

Sense 8
tumble -- (fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency")
       => drop -- (go down in value; "Stock prices dropped")

Sense 9
tumble -- (put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying; "Wash in warm water and tumble dry")
       => toss -- (agitate; "toss the salad")

Sense 10
tumble -- (suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat)
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Sense 11
tumble -- (do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully)
       => exercise, work out -- (do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day")

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